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BMC 273 Communicating Interculturally

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Course Description

Develop the awareness, knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively in today's multicultural workplace. Through reflection, discussion and experiential activities: examine the notion of culture as a perceptual lens, explore cultural differences in values and communication styles, identify barriers to effective intercultural communication, and develop skills for bridging the language and culture divide.

Formerly: Cross-Cultural Skills for the Global Workplace

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have:

  • Engaged with a developmental model of intercultural competence
  • Deepened your understanding of "culture" and "cultural diversity"
  • Reflected on your own cultural identity, values and belief system and the ways these impact your interactions with culturally different others
  • Identified and analyzed some key dimensions of cultural difference and their implications for the workplace
  • Examined cultural differences in communication styles and practiced making adjustments in your own style of communicating
  • Explored barriers to effective intercultural communication including ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination
  • Developed skills for communicating across the language and culture divide

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 273 - 011 Communicating Interculturally  
  Summer 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30AM - 4:00PM
15 Aug 2017 to 17 Aug 2017
Number of Sessions: 3 Sessions
Hours: 20.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    445.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Ana-Marija Petrunic
  Reading List / Textbook:  No Textbook required. Instructor will link readings to D2L
  Section Notes:  

Please note: This course follows an intensive format. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm, Aug 15 - 17

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you pre-read or familiarize yourself with course materials prior to the course.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Students will be required to complete assignments during the week and may be asked to prepare a final assignment after the course has ended.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.


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